ISLANDS OFF IONIA Samos Valerian I AD 253-260. Bronze (AE; 26-27mm; 8.93g; 5h). AVT K ΠΟ ΛI O-VAΛEPIANOC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Valerian to right. Rev. CAM-IΩN Tetrastyle temple, with arched space in centre, within which cultus-statue of Samian Hera.
While there is a die break on the reverse of this coin, it is much less visible than it is on the die identical pieces in the Hunterian and, once in, the von Aulock collections.
BMC p. 392, 369; Holmes collection 688var; Lindgren-Kovacs -; SNG Cop. 1796var (legend); SNG Hun. 1834 (same dies); SNG Leypold -; SNG v.Aulock 8031 (same dies).
From the Naegeli collection and from the stock of F. Sternberg Zurich 1992.